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Gratitude for our Partners

Gratitude for our Partners As a friend of Arrive Ministries you understand the plight of refugees throughout history and can identify with their suffering, resiliency, and determination. Despite changes taking place in the United States in the arena of refugee resettlement, we have seen growth, ongoing ministry

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Pastor Jean Pierre Gatera Featured in Christianity Today

Arrive Ministries Board Member, Pastor Jean Pierre Gatera, featured in Christianity Today. He Led Churches in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp. Now He Waxes Floors. But in his spare time, a leading refugee pastor is mentoring immigrant ministry leaders across the country. Nobody naps on Saturdays in

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Refugee Crisis Update October – November 2018

Refugee Crisis Update October-November 2018 Refugees and U.S. Policy: Tens of thousands of refugees continue to be impacted by current U.S. resettlement policies. We believe we as a country can have safety and compassion. The White House lowered the ceiling on the number of refugees who can come

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August Newsletter

August 2018 News Program Update Immigration Legal Services (ILS) program is on pace to assist 1,300 beneficiaries by September 30 Somali Adult Literacy Training (SALT) Since January 1, the program has conducted trainings and mobilized more than 70 new volunteers in locations such as Willmar, St. Cloud, East

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Welcoming the Stranger; a Biblical Perspective on Immigration

On August 2nd, Arrive Ministries hosted a seminar called “Welcoming the Stranger.” More than 350 people heard a message of compassion and justice for immigrants and refugees shared by Matthew Soerens, co-author of “Welcoming the Stranger.”  Who is my neighbor? When Jesus was asked “Who are my neighbors?” Jesus

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Refugee Crisis Update – August 2018

Refugee Crisis Update August 2018 Refugees and U.S. Policy: Tens of thousands of refugees continue to be impacted by current U.S. resettlement policies. We believe we can have safety and compassion: The White House lowered the number of refugees who can come to the U.S. to a

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Why we defend — and still foster — the American dream

Why we defend — and still foster — the American dream As refugee resettlement policies shift under the current administration, our agencies remain committed to preparing the way for deserving new Minnesotans.  In 1931, businessman and historian James Truslow Adams published a book called “The Epic of

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Immigration: Separated Families

“Over the weekend, we have seen multiple headlines around migrant children being lost, and in some cases, handed over to traffickers, by the US Government. While some of the facts shared are technically true, there are a number of complexities and nuances that must be considered to

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Refugee – DACA – TPS Update June/July 2018

Refugee – DACA – TPS Update for June/July 2018 Refugees and U.S. Policy Tens of thousands of refugees continue to be impacted by current U.S. resettlement policies. We believe we can uphold both safety and compassion: The White House lowered the number of refugees who can come

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May RLM Newsletter

Refugee Garden launched in St. Cloud “Today was a beautiful picture of answered prayers. One week ago today, this field was grass. Today 18 families planted seeds in 22 plots! The blood, sweat, tears & generosity of many made this all possible. I’m so grateful to be

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About Arrive Ministries

Arrive Ministries exists to carry out God’s command to welcome and bring lifelong transformation to refugees and immigrants in Minnesota.

This is accomplished through the provision of Refugee Reception and Placement Services, Refugee Employment Services, Refugee Cash Assistance, Immigration Legal Services, ESL classes and tutoring, community development programs, and other outreach services.

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